The “dog days of summer” is a Greek term that refers to the sultriest part of the season. With Kansas City temperatures back up in the high 80’s and 90’s, summer is still reminding us that the dog days are in full effect. Beat the summer heat with Dani Beyer Real Estate. We’ve got your weekend plans covered!
Kansas City Events (August 20 – August 27)
Farmer’s Market Dog Days of Summer
Thursday, August 21, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This Thursday, head on out to Briarcliff Village for their signature farmers market, assorted vendors, and an outdoor movie. This week- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Bring out the kids and park in the lot in front of GreenAcres to enjoy the free festivities. Visit Briarcliff Village for additional information.
August 22 – September 1, Lunch and Dinner
The annual Kansas City Power & Light District’s Summer Restaurant Week returns this year, with thirteen great restaurants offering the best in KC cuisine. Meet up with friends at the Drunken Fish, Maker’s Mark Bourbon House, and Tengo Sed Cantina and help yourself to $10-$15 lunch menus, $25-$30 dinners, and a complimentary gift card when you “Dine Downtown.” You can find a complete list of participating restaurants at the Power & Light District.
46th Annual Parkville Days
Thursday and Friday, August 21-22, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Historic downtown Parkville is sure to see a crowd this weekend, thanks to one of the biggest festivals of the year. The English Landing Park will soon be home to the Evans Midland Empire Carnival, dozens of art, craft and food booths, not to mention cowboys and blues singers. Check out the Wild West Show, Friday and Saturday night concerts, and shop and restaurants end of summer sales. The parade will begin Saturday at 10 a.m., and promises to be the best yet. Harvesters will also be around, collecting canned food donations. And don’t forget about the 4th Annual Parkville Days “Run by the River” 5k, starting this Saturday at 8 p.m. For further information and run registration, check out Parkville Days.
6th Annual Bacon Fest
Saturday, August 23, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
And now… the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the return of the 6th Annual Bacon Fest. The Kansas City streets near Union Station will be filled with the aroma of smokers and grills, cooking up some of the best concoctions all centered around the main ingredient: bacon. General admission will get you a festival t-shirt, commemorative drinking cup, and all the bacon and beer you can dream of. If you want to beat the crowd, VIP tickets grants you one hour early admission, a “swag-bag” full of goodies, and entrance into the bacon lounge, where you can eat and drink to your hearts desire. The Bacon Fest benefits RIKC, the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, and is sure to be sold out soon. Don’t delay! We’ll save you a seat at the Bacon Fest!
The Kansas City Jazz Walk of Fame Dedication
Saturday, August 23, ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Some of the greatest Kansas City Jazz legends will be honored this Saturday for the KC Walk of Fame Dedication. The American Jazz Museum will be unveiling medallions at 6:30 p.m., followed by a big concert celebration at the Gem Theatre. This honorary event is marked to be the first of many, with the hopes being to bring about a new Kansas City tradition, and a way to keep jazz alive. Tickets are on sale now. Celebrate the sounds of our city this weekend at the Kansas City Walk of Fame Dedication.
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